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spacecraft. it split away from the international space station a few hours ago, 125 days in space. that was at landing in kazakhstan. it happened in the northern part of the country in a desert region. i'm don lemon at the cnn world headquarters in atlanta. thank you so much for watching. burning rage against americans, four u.s. soldiers killed on an american base in afghanistan and new vial enprotests at the u.s. consulate in pakistan and nearby the u.s. embassy in kabul. scout dishonor. one of america's most trusted institutions accused of covering up sexual abuse. we're talking about the boy scouts of america. and not good enough. despite a tentative contract deal, chicago teachers are still on strike. so what is the holdup? we're going to go there live to find that out. good morning to you.
welcome to "early start." look who's back with me this morning, john berman. i'm zoraida sambolin. >> it's been a long time since we've been together. >> it has. >> a lot of the chicago parents will be surprised when they wake up this morning. >> i think they knew last night. they were hoping they would make the decision last night. sure enough, the kids are out of school again. >> we have a lot of news. happening right now in afghanistan, the crowd has turn. protests became angry and vial enoutside the u.s. and nato bases in kabul. an afghan police official says at least 15 officers were hurt against the offensive anti-islam film made by a relatively unknown movie producer. demonstrators fired guns and threw rocks and set at least two police cars on fire near the u.s. embassy. this comes one day after four american soldiers were killed on an american base in afghanistan. we're covering the story like no other network can. let's get right to anna coren live in kabul. what is the late theft morning?
>> reporter: john, it was only really a matter of time before anger spread to the streets. the government was trying to keep a lid on it. obviously banning youtube so people couldn't view that video. today we saw that anger, some 300 people took to the streets about 5 kilometers from the u.s. embassy. they aing toed police officers, 15 officers, including the commander were hurt. we're getting reports of more but we're trying to get confirmation. th they set two police trucks on fire. they were burning tires as well. we got relatively close to the protest. >> a region of such immense concern this morning, anna, for u.s. forces there. because this other wave of green-on-blue attacks, these insider attacks, we keep on seeing is them there. >> reporter: that's exactly right, john. early sunday morning, four u.s. soldiers were killed when an afghan police officer turned his gun on the soldiers that were
training him. this was something we are saying time and time again. on saturday it was two british soldiers that were killed. the death toll for green-on-blue attacks or insider attacks as the military refers to them has risen to 51. last year it was 35. in 2007-2008, it was a total of just 4. we are seeing an uptick in these attacks. the taliban, every single time there's a coalition death, they will claim responsibility for them. the u.s. forces believe the taliban are only responsible for some 25% of these insider atacks. the rest is down to personal grievan grievances, cultural differences or the physical and psychological fa teak of an 11-year war that is about to enter its 12th year. >> 51 u.s. soldiers killed this year alone. thank you very much for joining us from kabul this morning. anti-american sentiment is raging right now in pakistan. it was a violent weekend. police spending much of it beating back protesters trying to storm the u.s. consulate in
karachi. here's more from islamabad, pakistan. >> reporter: washington bracing itself for another wave of anti-american anger on monday. this time, the call for protests coming from lebanon and hezbollah leader. the whole world needs to see your anger, in your faces, your fists and your shouts, nasrah said in a televised speech. anti-american demonstrations continued in karachi, pakistan. that angry rally followed a flurry of protests over the past few days in places like yemen, egypt, tunisia, iran, where demonstrators railed against a low h budget film that insulted the prophet muhammad.
christopher stevens and three other americans died when armed protesters aing toed the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. u.s. officials say lost amid the tragedy and dramatic headlines was the fact that most were not massive protests but crowds numbering in the hundreds, sometimes in the thousands. >> the mobs we've seen on the outside of these embassies are small minority. they're the ones who have largely lost in these emerging democratic processes. >> reporter: susan rice, the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. said the attacks on u.s. targets began as spontaneous protests, rejecting earlier claims they were part of a plot to coincide with last week's anniversary of 9/11. the anti-american protests have fast become the obama administration's most pressing foreign policy crisis. but the white house faces other urgent challenges in the region. on sunday, four u.s. soldiers were killed in afghanistan. the latest in a breakout of
insider attacks, where afghan forces target nato troops. and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu continued to ratchet pressure on washington to set a red line for iran. claiming iran is months away from being able to build a nuclear bomb. >> i think that there's a common interest of all americans, of all political per swayings to stop iran. this is a regime that is giving vent to the worst impulses you see right now in the middle east. >> reporter: washington is putting a lot of pressure on governments in the region to crack down on violent protests and those governments have responded with tighter security and the protests seem to be tailing off. in the meantime, libyan officials say they've arrested a number of suspects in the attack that killed u.s. ambassador stevens. it's not clear who these suspects are at this time but libyan officials saying contrary to earlier claims there is no evidence al qaeda was involved.
reza sayah, cnn, islamabad. >> thank you. word of a deadly attack near the heavily protected green zone this morning. officials say a suicide bomber ran a car packed with explosives into a checkpoint. 3 were killed, 8 others wounded in that attack. the teachers strike in chicago continues this morning despite a tentative contract agreement reached by school officials and the teachers union. a group of union delegates say they want more time to discuss the deal with the rank and file. mayor rahm emanuel says he is not happy, saying he will file an injunction to force the teachers back into the classr m classroom. the white house claims beijing is trampling on the trade laws by imposing more than $3 billion on u.s. auto exports, creating an unfair advantage for china's automakers and parts manufacturers. the president will make that announcement today while he is
campaigning in ohio, a state that relies heavily on the auto parts industry for jobs. >> his competition, mitt romney is in los angeles this morning, looking to beef up support among latino voters. he will pledge reform to the nation, what he calls broken immigration system when he addresses the hispanic chamber of commerce today. there are no details exactly about how he would do it in the excerpts of the speech released so far to the media. it is a one-year anniversary of the occupy movement. can you believe it? protests are planned in lower manhattan today and expected to begin in about two hours. today, protesters are planning rallies in the more than 30 cities around the world, including a march on the new york stock exchange. >> we are watching to see how big they get today. prince william and his bride, katherine, also known as kate. their lawyers are filing a
complaint against the photographer that snapped those topless pictures of the duchess of cambridge. they plan to go to court to stop the publication of more topless photos of the duchess. they're going to seek some damages. >> that was so unfortunate. tough on her. eight minutes past the hour. shocking sexual abuse scandal at an iconic american institution. coming up, the documents that revealed decades of alleged cover-ups at the boy scouts of america. [ dog barking ] ♪ [ female announcer ] life is full of little tests, but your basic paper towel can handle them. especially if that towel is bounty basic. the towel that's durable and scrubbable. in this lab demo, bounty basic is stronger than the leading bargain brand. everyday life. bring it with bounty basic. affordably priced. tested by everyday life. and try bounty napkins. gives you a 50% annual bonus. and everyone, but her... likes 50% more cash.
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the good they did inspires us, prepares us and guides us. at new york life, everything we do is to help you keep good going. welcome back to "early start," 12 minutes after the hour. i'm john berman. >> i'm zoraida sambolin. the boy scouts of america accused of covering up hundreds of sexual abuse cases. the l.a. times dug into hundreds of documents that detail allegations against boy scouts personnel and volunteers. the files appear to show a pattern of protecting the accused and sweeping it under the rug. i want to bring in one of the reporters on this story for "the l.a. times," good morning to
you. thank you for getting up nice and early with us this morning. we appreciate it. >> you're welcome. happy to be here. >> you went through 1,600 confidential files dating from 1970 to 1991. how many cases of abuse are we talking about here? >> thousands, really. we looked at 1,600 cases but many of those cases involve several victims. as many as 2,000, even 3,000 victims are likely named in these files. >> what are the accusations? >> well, a lot of them are rather explicit in detail. many of the files contain handwritten accounts by the young 10-year-old boys who were sexually abuse. the boy scouts were attempting to put together a complete file so that they could expel these men from scouting. so in the process they gathered rather explicit accounts of the abuse that had happened. >> you found by what i was reading here, 500 cases in which
the information came from the boys, parents, staff members or perhaps anonymous tips. you say police were not told in 400 of them. how did you verify that information? >> well, in 80% of the cases we found no indication that the authorities had been contacted. in more than 100 cases we found explicit references to the fact -- to efforts to hide the abuse. sometimes even from the parents of the victims. what we did was we took several of these cases, many of these cases, and ran them through public record searches and interviewed people who had been involved in the case to find out if there was information that had been given to the police that was not in the file. and by and large what we find if it's not in the file, it didn't happen. so what's clear is that in many of these cases, the boy scouts instead of informing authorities, decided to keep this information to themselves. >> and were there any convictions here in what you
found? >> one of the things we saw repeatedly was men whose sexual abuse was covered up by the boy scouts of america went on later to be accused of different crimes involving sexual abuse of boys. so, yes, there are sometimes convictions that happened subsequent to these cover-ups. in other cases, that didn't involve cover-ups there were convictions, yes. >> you fond it all in what you call the scout's perversion files. that's a black list that's been around since 1919. how did you get ahold of those documents? >> perversion files is what the scouts have called these documents. the effort was to keep a master list of men who should not be allowed to be involved in scouting. these have been kept confidentially by the organization for almost 100 years now. but in civil litigation over the years, chunks of this record have come out in court.
we were able to obtain a sizable chunk of these files that came out in a california case in 1992. we've spent many months analyzing these files. >> and jason, the scouts did send us a statement. i want to put this up for everybody. it says in part here, in the more than 100 years that the bsa has served youth, society has learned about this important issue. the bsa continuously enhanced its multitiered policies and procedures which now involve background checks, comprehensive training programs and safety policies. they're saying the culture has change since the incidents you're reporting about. what's your response to that? >> there's no doubt that the boy scouts of america has implemented a number of policies over the years that are intended to protect kids from sexual abuse. the question we are not able to answer, i don't think anybody is able to answer, are those policies working? the boy scouts continue to keep these perversion files this he are detailed accounts of sexual abuse in the organization. but they're confidential.
and only the boy scouts has them. the scouts have not reviewed their own perversion files. they've never been reviewed by an outsider. until those files are reviewed we don't know if things have improved. >> jason fouch, reporter from "the l.a. times" we appreciate you spending time with us this morning and sharing your findings. >> happy to be here. >> interesting story from "the l.a. times." they did a terrific job on that. >> disturbing. christine romans is here with the headlines. violent protests in afghanistan against the u.s., the latest hot spot, kabul. the hundreds of people rallying against that very low budget film that mocks the muslim prophet muhammad, burning cars and firing their guns. afghan police official saying at least 15 officers were injured in these protests. police were also forced to beat back the mob in karachi, pakistan. touchdown in kazakhstan, a russian soyuz spacecraft car carrying two cosmonauts and an
american astronaut returned to earth some 3 1/2 hours after undocking from the international space station. the three, including one from nasa were in space for 125 days. and the 49ers, finer on sunday night football. they beat the detroit lions, 27-19 in prime time last night and moved to 2-0 on the season. tight end vernon davis caught two touchdowns and this was a big story line last night. coaches jim harbaugh and jim schwartz met before the game with a friendly hello and a handshake. no bro hug. last season the two almost came to blows after a game. what a difference a year makes. >> i was uncomfortable man hug moments. >> you're against that? >> the lingering ones maybe, you know. you wonder what they're talking about. >> a hug over a fist fight any day, guys. >> that's true. we want to get an early read on the local news ming national headlines. this from the omaha world herald.
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welcome back. 23 minutes past the hour. we have minding your business this morning. u.s. stock futures are up, still riding the announcement of more stimulus. >> one stock that is up in a big, big way, apple and the iphone 5 isn't even in the stores yet. >> apple shares closed at $691 a share. this is a stock that's just been -- i want to show you the stock this year to give you an idea of something that's been a true winner. all the gloom and doom i bring you, not if you're an apple shareholder. let's look five years back. look at that, five-year change up something like 264%. iphone 5 not even available in stores yet. we know it sold out in mere seconds, actually on friday. one analyst i heard quoted as saying it was awkward, actually, awkward that they have a well regarded product no one has seen yet and you can't even get your
hands on it. i expect there will be record lines on friday to get ahold of this. a political story and economic story i want to bring you this morning. this is an important story about china. the president on the eve of -- on his way to ohio coincidentally. >> not coincidentally. >> is hitting china this morning with complaints about the way china behaves in the auto parts arena. this is something that unions, people who -- states that have a lot of people who work in the auto parts industry have been furious about this. the economic policy institute says 2.8 million american jobs have gone away simply because of china's trade practices. so the president is launching his fourth wto complaint against china, this one on auto parts, accusing them of putting u.s. manufacturers at a disadvantage. this will play well in ohio where there are tens of thousands of auto parts workers who have been seeing this flood of cheap imports. and the criticism from the white house, the u.s. trade representative's office has been
china's unfairly subsidizing its industry so that it can put other people out of business, quite frankly. as you know, in this country, the auto arena is pretty -- i want to listen to what both the president and mitt romney have said publicly by the way on their stance on china. >> day one i'm going to label china a currency manipulator. >> that's mitt romney. let's listen to what the president has said. well, i tell you what he said. he has said we brought trade cases against china at nearly twice the rate as the previous administration. mitt romney saying he will be tougher on china. he's going to label them a currency manipulator. they keep their currency pegged artificially low. it makes their exports cheaper than our exports that runs up our trade deficit. you'll be hearing more about this, especially in some of the swing states where it really matters. >> both candidates mentioning china. no coincidence at all that the president is making this announcement in ohio which
produces a ton of auto parts. >> it will play well in china -- i'm sorry, no ohio. it will not play well in china. happy monday morning. the israeli prime minister, the israeli prime minister, you heard that right, boley asserting himself into the election in u.s. politics here. coming up, benjamin netanyahu's direct appeal to american voters. the ones who inspire us,
hot spots for protests over a movie insulting islam. the palace fighting back after topless pictures -- i can't even say it. topless pictures of kate middleton hit the web for the whole world to see. obviously quite a debate there. welcome back to "early start," i'm john berman. >> i'm zoraida sambolin. a strike by chicago public school teachers is entering its second week. the two sides did reach a tentative contract agreement over the weekend but union delegates say they need more time to review the proposed deal with the rank and file. it means some 350,000 students will be out of class for at least two more days. chicago mayor rahm emanuel plans to ask for a court order to get the teachers back to work. kyung lah is live in chicago. why the holdup? they have a tentative agreement. >> they do have an agreement,
zoraida but what is at issue is what's in the contract. they want to take this deal to their members and decide whether these compromises are good enough. they're going to meet again on tuesday and have their vote. in the meantime, what's happening across the city is, at places like this, there are about 400 places, this school, parks and other places where parents will be dropping off their kids. these are killed children sites. the strike is on for today and also for tomorrow, what that has meant ask that children simply will fwhot be back in the classroom at least until possibly wednesday. now, the school board ion hearig that news came out swinging. here's what the president said. >> there is no reason why our kids cannot be in school while the union reviews the agreement.
just as we have said that this is a strike of choice, it has now become a delay of choice. >> i don't like being on strike. nobody in my school likes being on strike but we understand the reason. i guess it's not a very easy process. my membership really wants to go back to work. i understand when you have a big union it's a lot of people. so we're taking care of not just our school but everybody's school. so it is what it has to be. >> so what are some of the things the teachers want to look at? well, they're looking at in this new deal, getting more time in the classroom. the city did back away from merit pay but teacher evaluations is a big one that will be update the for the very first time in 40 years here in the city of chicago. >> trust is a big issue here. when i was reading one of the sticking points last time, there was a clause in there they didn't know what was in there. they want their time to take a
look at those things. meantime, mater emanuel has threatened to take the teachers to court in order to force them back into the classroom. any word on that? >> you're absolutely right about that. what mayor eman has said is that he thinks this strike is now illegal and he's going to go to corporate to try to force the teachers to go back in the classroom. what he wants them is to go back immediately. here's a statement from the mayor, rahm emanuel, a familiar face and name to many people across the country. he said, quote, i will not stand by while the children of chicago are played as pawns in an internal dispute within a union. this was a strike of choice and now is a delay of choice that is wrong for our children. we're starting to see the city as well as the school board take a tougher line and try to basically turn public opinion against these teachers as we stretch into the second week here of this strike. >> all right, kyung lah, live in chicago for us. thank you. more news now overseas.
the wave of anti-u.s. violence is spreading again this morning. this morning, hundreds of protesters were burning cars and tires, firing guns and yelling death to america in kabul. afghan police official says at least 15 officers were injured. police were also forced to beat back a mob in karachi and pakistan. the leader of the tror group hezbollah is calling on muslims to judge and punish the people responsible for that movie that mocks the muslim prophet muhammad. and a deadly attack near the heavily protected green zone. at least three were people killed and eight others wounded in that attack. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is urging the obama administration to take a tougher stance against iran and keep them from going nuclear before it's too late. >> it's important to place a red line before iran. i think that actually reduces the chance of military conflict. because if they know there's a
point, a stage in the enrichment or other nuclear activities that they cannot cross because they'll face consequences, i think they'll actually not cross it. >> netanyahu telling cnn's state of the uni-i don'ten that iran in the next six months could have 90% of what it needs to produce anatomic bomb. tehran claims it's enriching uranium for peaceful purposes. bad weather has postponed the space shuttle "endeavour's" final flight. it was supposed to take off this morning from florida, flying piggy back on a 737, first to houston and then to its new home at the california science center in los angeles. the flight is now schedule for sunrise tomorrow. the royal family is planning a legal war over topless photos of the duchess of cambridge, but not everybody in the palace is on board with this fight. we'll go live to the solomon islands, coming up. why not make lunch more than just lunch?
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welcome back to "early start." it's nice to have you with us this morning. 39 minutes past the hour. i'm zoraida sambolin. >> and i'm john berman. we get a check of today's weather. rob marciano joining us from the weather center in atlanta. hey, rob. >> hi, john, hi, zoraida. rainfall is on the way. in some cases you need it but not all at one time and not in this amount. 3 to 5 inches potentially across the tennessee valley getting into the ohio river valley. heavy downpours, cause something of the rivers to rise, especially the smaller streams over the next 48 hours. that means, well, get the galoshes handy. the rains pour in from the gulf of mexico. this is deep tropical stuff. if this disturbance had time, it would develop over the gulf of mexico. it probably will be lifted up places further to the north and east as well. it's not one spot that will see
the rainfall. that's for sure. the forecast for the next 48 hours, the brighter colors indicate rain will be in excess of 2 inches, in some cases 3, 4, 5 inches. this will reach eventually to the i-90 corridor. threat for severe weather across the florida panhandle just south of atlanta, this will be expanding, i think, tomorrow as this front begins to pour south and east. behind it is some cooler stuff. temperatures will be at least 10 to 15 degrees below average and this will get towards the east coast before too long. >> what? >> one more day of some warm stuff and dry. >> what's up with that? >> you have genuinely offended zoraida with your weather report this morning, rob. >> i heard the cackles. what did i say? >> i wasn't cackling. i'm just thinking that -- >> >> she's outraged it will be cold and rainy here. >> i'm waiting for snow next, rob. thanks for that. >> you know, some of this cold air is just almost cold enough for snow across northern michigan. >> oh, my goodness.
>> you have time to wait before you get it in new york. >> nice seeing you this morning. >> i'll see you in an hour be i'll try not to offend next time. >> thank you. cnn going in deppenth on issues that will be vital to voters with seven weeks to go until america votes, it is not just about the economy anymore. foreign policy suddenly is front and center in this race for the white house. as pentagon correspondent barbara starr tells us, the two candidates can be define by where they draw the red lines in syria and iran. >> reporter: president barack obama and governor mitt romney agree on two crucial national security issues. iran will not be allowed to go nuclear and syria will not use its chemical weapons. but if it looks like either might happen, they differ on what could trigger sending u.s. troops into action. on syria -- >> we have been very clear to the assad regime but also to other players on the ground that
a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized that would change my calculus. that would change my equation. >> reporter: the white house won't say what it will do if the red line is crossed. seizing dozens of chemical weapon sites would be tough, requiring tens of thousands of troops on the ground. romney has openly called for covert action. >> i would instead of watching what's happening in syria, from a dispassionate distance, i would be leading in syria, by encouraging our friends there, like the turks and the saudis to provide weapons to the insurgents in syria. >> reporter: but he, too, hasn't said how or when he would use u.s. troops. the bottom line on syria, president obama's red line moving or using chemical weapons. governor romney, advocates greater u.s. involvement now. on iran, the candidates agree.
iran cannot be allowed a nuclear weapon. >> we are determined to prevent iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: romney has a different take. >> clearly we all hope that diplomatic and economic pressures put on iran will dissuade them from becoming a nuclear capability nation. >> reporter: the bottom line on iran? president obama says the regime would have to take direct steps to acquire a nuclear weapon. for governor romney, the red line merely having a nuclear capability without actually moving ahead to produce a weapon. but in the case of iran, many believe the red line already has slipped. >> we said that any enrichment was unacceptable in the case of iran and yet here they are with hundreds of kilograms, if not thousands, of material. >> reporter: both of them in fact have expressed hope that the sanctions will work. but if the red lines get
crossed, both of those countries pose serious national security challenges to the united states. barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon. >> thanks to barbara. 44 minutes past the hour. red faces at buckingham palace this morning over topless pictures of kate middleton. what the royal family plans to do about it, coming up. it's got that sweet honey taste. but no way it's 80 calories, right? no way, right? lady, i just drive the truck. right, there's no way right, right? have a nice day. [ male announcer ] 80 delicious calories. fiber one. wanted to provide better employee benefits while balancing the company's bottom line, their very first word was... [ to the tune of "lullaby and good night" ] ♪ af-lac ♪ aflac
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the duke and duchess of cambridge are in the solomon islands this morning, continuing their year-long celebration of the queen's diamond jubilee. 9,000 miles away in paris attorneys for royals are filing a criminal complaint against the photographer who snapped those topless photos of the duchess while she was vacationing in the south of france. now, we're told not everyone in the royal family approved of taking the case to court but prince william and katherine are said to be so livid they felt like they had to take a stand.
max foster is traveling with the duke and duchess. he jones us live few from far, far away in the soloman islands this morning. >> reporter: yes, john, they're upset, humiliated, angry. these are all words the palace has been giving us recently. there is legal action now. they've got this magazine in france. it's published some pictures. they will ask them to stop producing any more pictures, take the pictures offline. they will look at civil action which could actually mean that the -- could end up in prison. criminal action could pursue the photographer involved. other countries published the pictures as well. an italian magazine with a 26-page spread and a rambling editorial justifying why they've done that. one of the reasons is you get a new sense of a natural royal, someone who isn't caught up in the rules of the palace.
this is a big argument. in france they have a good chance of winning this case because there are strong privacy laws. they're not going to pursue legal action in lots of countries but they are going to pursue them in france. katherine and william are firmly involved in this. william is angry about this. he sees a correlation of what's happening to katherine at the moment and what happened to his mother all those years ago. >> max foster in the soloman islands. a lot to talk about. public opinion on the side of the duke and duchess. >> what an awesome job. he follows the royals. he gets to go to the soloman islands. >> i thidz it's a gross invasion of privacy, however, if kuo are in the royal family, the duchess of cambridge you have to be aware if you are going to sunbathe topless -- >> in a private residence. it's not like harry who went to a party and was with a bunch of people taking his clothes off. this is a married woman with her
husband in a private residence. she deserves not to have a long lens go in through the windows. >> it's embarrassing. >> i'm not at all comfortable having this discussion. i will defer to both of you on this. >> poor john. smart move. thank you very much. 50 minutes past the hour. let's get you up to date. violent protests in afghanistan against the u.s. in kabul, hundreds of people rallying against a very low budget film that mocks the muslim prophet muhammad, burning cars, firing guns. afghan police officials saying at least 15 officers were injured. police were also forced to beat back the mob in karachi, pakistan. rahm emanuel has said he'll seek a court order to end the walkout, a walkout that's entering its second week. this affects 350,000 kids and their parents who are scrambling to find baby sitting for their kids. union leaders say they need more time to review a proposed contract that was worked out
over the weekend. a 69-year-old retired firefighter has gone missing. here's what he looks like. charlie dowd was traveling on amtrak from san francisco to montreal. he wasn't on the train when it arrived in chicago on friday. his family says he spoke to his son by cell phone thursday night and they haven't heard from him since. his luggage, his cell phone, his wallet were all found in his sleeping car. she made a name of herself by saying i am not a witch. but now christine o'donnell is saying i'm considering another run. o'donnell told delaware online i think i owe that to my supporters to at least consider a run. people sacrifice, not only came out of their comfort zone, sack faced to work hard in order to win the primary. i think that i owe it to them to give it every consideration. if o'donnell does jump into the 2014 senate race and wins the gop nomination she will, again, face now senator chris kuhns. >> we are keeping an eye on the
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right now. i'm john berman along with zoraida sambolin. we are taking a look at what is trending on the internet this morning. >> the latest "american idol" is complete. nicki minaj and keith urban are the latest judges. randy jackson is staying for season 12 despite the rumors that he was finished with the show. >> i will sleep so much better tonight. i know we all will. the national football league is yanking one the its replacement officials from yesterday's new orleans/carolina game after he was outed as a saints fan on social media. >> we were talking about this one. >> take a look at this picture. >> how was he outed. >> because of this picture. he's wearing the colors of the saints nation in facebook pictures. the side judge posted pictures of himself -- maybe we don't have it. he's in saints gear, wear be saints gear before a preseason game last august.
apparently the league didn't know about his allegiance until espn told them. >> that's a no-no. and it's a cub. the national zoo's giant panda gave birth to a cub sunday night. this is john berman's favorite story. >> it's the best. >> zoo staff report they can hear the cub but have not seen it so far. it follows five pseudo pregnancies. >> we're sending our entire best wishes to the whole family. "saturday night live" is back for a 38th season, makes me feel old. they open in midseason form with politics "snl" style. >> election day is near and things aren't great. the economy's in the tank. the job market's horrible. [ laughter ] and now even my foreign policy is under attack. but there's something i want you all too know.
i'm not worried. not in the least. should be. [ laughter ] seems like i would be but i'm not. and i'll tell you why. our campaign has a secret weapon, and that secret weapon is speaking right now in tulsa, oklahoma. let's take a look. >> hello, i'm mitt romney. and i understand the hardships facing ordinary americans. for example, this summer, one of my horses failed to medal at the olympics, so i know hardship. >> he makes me laugh. and it's nice to have something to laugh about right now, because are out of work. they're living with their parents, collecting junk. it's like we got a sanford & son economy.
>> the election summed up in about ten seconds right there for sure. all right. "early start" continues right now. burning rage against americans. four u.s. soldiers killed on an american base in afghanistan and new violent protests at the u.s. consulate in pakistan and near the u.s. embassy in kabul. scout's dishonor. one of the most trusted institutions accused of covering up sexual abuse. we are talking about the boy scouts of america. occupy wall street. one year later. protesters plan to mark the occasion loudly. later this morning. we're following all of that for you. good morning to you. welcome to "starting point" i'm zoraida sambolin. >> and i'm john berman. it is 6:00 a.m. happening right now in afghanistan, the crowd has turned, protests have become angry and violent outside the u.s. and nato bases in kabul. an afghan police official saying at least 15 officers were
injured in protests against that anti-islam film that was made by a relatively unknown movie producers. demonstrators are firing their guns, throwing rocks and setting at least two police cars on fire near the u.s. embassy. this comes just one day after four american soldiers were killed on an american base in afghanistan. we are covering this story like no other network can. let's get right to kabul. anna, what is the latest this morning? >> well, john, it was only a matter of time before we saw violence spread on the streets of afghanistan. the government trying to keep a lit on it. banning huge groups of people so they couldn't view that inflammatory video. 300 protesters took to the streets on the outskirts of kabul about five kilometers from the u.s. embassy. they turned on police, attacking about 16 officers, and they were injured, including the commander, they saet two police
cars on fire. we were able to get within about 100 meters of the protest. we were kept back because it had turned extremely violent and there were concerns that people were firing on the crowd, they would be firing particularly on westerners. so that seems to have been contained at the moment. we know that protest has spread to other parts of kabul. we're just keeping an eye on that at the moment, john. >> difficult weekend in afghanistan, anna, as another insider attack, a so-called green-on-blue attack on nato troops there. >> yeah, absolutely tragic, john, because the u.s. forces, the coalition, they thought they had really got on top of this. they implemented certain measures to really prevent these attacks from happening. but two attacks over two days over the weekend. as you say, four u.s. soldiers were killed early sunday morning. then afghan police officer turned on the u.s. forces who were training him. you've got to remember that this is what we're going through at the moment. this transfer of power. coalition troops really handing
over power to the afghan forces so that they can stand on their own two feet. four u.s. soldiers killed sunday. two british were killed on saturday. that takes the death toll of these insider attacks, these green-on-blue attacks to 51 this year. it really is a frightening statistic when you think we are only in the middle of september. compare that to last year and it was 35 last year. so coalition forces are very, very concerned about this alarming trend. john? >> it is alarming. thank you very much, anna coren live in kabul. anti-u.s. sentiment building in pakistan now. police spent the weekend beating back protesters, trying to storm the u.s. consulate in karachi. one person was killed, dozens others were injured. protesters setting at least four police cars on fire, as well. demonstrators in karachi holding up signs reading, quote, blasphemy is not freedom of expression, and its sentence is death. also word of a deadly attack near the heavily protected green zone in baghdad this morning. police say a suicide bomber
rammed a car packed with explosives right into a checkpoint. seven iraqis were killed by the blast this morning. 24 others were injured. the shiite lawmaker and his bodyard among those wounded. >> news back here at home. school is still out in chicago. the teachers' strike continues this morning, despite a tentative contract agreement reached by school officials and union leaders. a group of union delegates said they wanted more time to discuss the deal with the rank and file. chicago mayor rahm emanuel says he will seek a court injunction to try and force the teachers back into the classroom. president obama's launching an unfair trade complaint against china with the world trade organization. the white house claiming beijing is trampling on trade laws by opposing more than $3 billion in duties on u.s. auto exports, creating an unfair advantage for china's automakers and parts manufacturers. the president will make the announcement today. while he is campaigning in ohio, a state that relies heavily on the auto parts industry for
jobs. >> his competitor mitt romney is in los angeles this morning, looking to beef up support among latino voters. he will pledge to reform the nation's broken immigration system. that's what he calls it, when he addresses the hispanic chamber of commerce today. there are no details how he'll do that exactly. and excerpts of the speech released so far he will say more than 2 million hispanics are living in poverty today than the day that president obama took office. it is the one-year anniversary of the occupy movement. on this day last year, demonstrators began camping out in lower manhattan. today protesters are planning rallies in the more than 30 cities around the world, including a march on the new york stock exchange. >> the dramatic rescue to show new china. firefighters trying to save a 4-year-old boy who fell more than 20 feet into a well. they couldn't go in after him since the opening of the top was only about a foot wide. so they dug a hole and made their own intrance, while pumping fresh air into the well so the boy could breathe. amazing. look at that.
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i want to bring in one of the reporters on this story for the "l.a. times." jason, how did you get a hold of these files? >> the files that we looked at, some 1800 files, 1600 of which we've gotten through so far, were evidence in a 1992 civil trial in california, and produced as evidence in that trial. >> and what did you find in those perversion files? >> in many of the cases that we looked at, boy scouts only learned about abuse after it had already been reported to the police by others. in about 500 cases that we found, however, the boy scouts were the first to learn about the abuse, either from victims or from people who witnessed the crimes. in those cases -- >> i just want to know what kind of abuse we're talking about here. >> a lot of varieties of sexual abuse, of young scouts, ranging from oral copulation all the way
through sodomy. many of it was repeated. and in many cases there were multiple victims in each file. >> and was there over an attempt to notify police or families? >> yeah, in many of the files the boy scouts did what we would expect them to do and report a crime to police. of the 1600 that we looked at we found about 400 where there was no indication of the crime being reported to the police. and in 100 of the files we found there were explicit references to attempts to hide this abuse, either from authorities, or from the parents of the victims in some cases. and from the general public. >> and you've spoken to some of the alleged victims, and i understand now they're in their 30s or 40s. what did they say to you? >> well, for many of the young men who this happened to, it was a life-changing experience. childhood sexual abuse can change the course of a person's
entire life. and in many cases, the -- the damage wrought during that experience, even a fleeting experience, manifests itself many years later in really devastating ways. drug abuse, violence, depression, mental health problems. so, many of the boys that i've spoken to that went through this, that are now men, are still every day living with what happened to them. >> i want to read a statement from the boy scouts of america. and it reads like this, in the more than 100 years that the bsa has served youth, society has learned about this important issue. the bsa continuously enhanced its multitiered policies and procedures which now include background checks, comprehensive training programs, and safety policies. this is quite a bit of time that has passed here, jason. the statutes of limitations may limit some of the lawsuits. do you think there will be any legal action here? >> we get to see what's going
to -- what the fallout of this is going to be. we know that many of these files are going to become public in the coming weeks when the supreme court of oregon allows the release of about 1200 of these files. from 1965 to '85. when the public sees what we've been looking at, i think there will be a continued outcry about what's in these files. and there very well may be litigation. >> and what about the victims? have they told you what they would like to be the outcome here? >> well, it really -- i think some of these victims that we've spoken to don't want this -- don't want to pursue this issue. one that i spoke to described this as a pandora's box in his life. that he really doesn't want to open. in other cases, and i think as more young men who experienced this come forward, there will be people asking for justice and seeking justice for what happened to them. and, that will vary case to case. >> all right, jason felch,
reporter for the "l.a. times," we really appreciate you sharing your findings with us this morning. thank you. >> thanks for having me. >> a lot of questions this morning. right now we want to get you up to speed on all the headlines. here's christine romans. >> good morning. let's start in afghanistan where violent protests there are focused on kabul. hundreds of people rallying against a very low-budget film that mocks muslim prophet muhammad. people are burning their cars, they're firing their guns, and afghan police officials saying at least 15 officers were injured. police were also forced to beat back a mob in karachi, pakistan. one person was killed there in karachi. touchdown in kazakhstan as a russian soyuz spacecraft, carrying two cosmonauts and an american astronaut returned to earth last night, some 3 1/2 hours after undocking from the international space station. those three, including nasa's joe acaba, were in space for 125 days. a safe touchdown. prince william and his bride catherine are in the solomon islands today. they're celebrating the queen's
diamond jubilee. 9,000 miles away their lawyers are filing a criminal complaint about french prosecutors against a photographer who snapped those topless photos of the duchess of cambridge. britain's royal family also plans to go to court today to stop the publication of more topless photos of the duchess and to seek damages. 49ers beat the detroit lions 27-19 in prime-time last night. they move on to 2-0 in the season. tight end davis caught two touchdowns. and coaches jim harbaugh and jim schwartz met before the game, there it is, with a friendly hello and handshake. no bro hug. last season the two almost came to blows. >> the handshake a lot better than what we saw last year. they were really at each other's throats. the 49ers look good. >> 2-0. >> i think they're back as the team to beat. that's what i say. >> oh, all rightly. >> john berman. all right, 15 minutes after the hour right now.
trying to wrap our heads around the brain. a neuroscientist look like the brain -- looking at why the brain knowles right and wrong. why my brain isn't working this morning. we need to know these things. the tragedies we witness, and our politics, it's on the next list. take a look at this. >> i'm interested in neurolaw because it's really where the rubber hits the road in neuroscience. where we can link all the things we're learning about human behavior, how humans are different, and translate that into social policy. how we actually are running the system here. >> i'm david eagleman and i'm a neuroscientist. at some point there will be a crime committed like the virginia tech shooting or the columbine shooting or the aurora movie theater shooting and we will find that the perpetrator had a brain tumor. i'm not suggesting that any of those events were explained by brain tumors. but at some point that will happen and then society is going to have to deal with this very difficult question about this relationship between brain and
behavior and this question of culpability. >> really interesting stuff. don't miss "the next list" the next time, next sunday, 2:00 p.m. eastern on cnn. >> a great story all the time. really fascinating. president obama trying to one-up mitt romney and stick up for american workers at the same time. coming up the white house set to announce a new stand on china. up. a short word that's a tall order. up your game. up the ante. and if you stumble, you get back up. up isn't easy, and we ought to know. we're in the business of up. everyday delta flies a quarter of million people while investing billions improving everything from booking to baggage claim.
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welcome back. we are minding your business this morning. u.s. stock futures have turned lower. investors are waiting for reports on manufacturing, expected out later this morning. >> and the big business story on the campaign trail today will be the obama administration filing a new complaint with the world trade organization against china. christine has all the details. >> this is about auto parts. there's been some concern that the chinese are subsidizing their auto parts manufacture. even though you don't see chinese cars on the road in the united states, you see chinese auto parts coming into the country and it's undercutting american auto parts manufacturers and that means american jobs have been lost. the white house launching its fourth trade enforcement with the world trade organization against china about these export subsidies and duties on u.s. auto parts. they're going to launch this in a campaign stop in ohio today. imagine, there a an awful lot of people in ohio who are tied to the auto parts industry. china has been starting to, i guess, percolate a little bit on
the campaign trail. romney's been saying that president obama has not been tough enough with china, specifically with its currency. the president has been saying no, no, no, we have been tougher than the previous administration. here's their rhetoric. listen. >> we've brought trade cases against china at nearly twice the rate of the last administration. >> day one i'm going to label china a currency manipulator. >> and now they've both got adds where they're talking about china and trade valsy, vis-a-vis china. gordon chang watched candidates make promises and not live up to this promises over and over again. just about every president has done this four, five, presidents deep now. this is what gordon chang has to say. >> they don't say very much as candidates. if they do say something they're going to be tough on china. they're going to be tigers. but when they become president, they become pussycats. and the reason is because they see china as a dominant nation. >> just about everything they deal with foreign policy, when you think about, you know,
sudan, north korea, venezuela, all these places around the world where china sometimes is on the other side of the dispute with people who might not be our allies. i want to take a look at what the trade disputes have been, tires, chickens, rare earth minerals, by the way, if you haven't heard about the rare earth story it's fascinating. china controls 98% of these valuable minerals that go into gyroscopes for helicopters and fighter jets, wind turbines, anything, missile defense programs, all that stuff. let's talk about the jobs front. economic policy institute made this helpful map which shows the darker the state, the more pronounced the job loss has been to china, according to the economic policy institute, a left-leaning organization. you can see, look at all those swing states. >> i see swing states, ohio, florida, colorado. dark red. >> so those are places where a trade dispute against china from the president's point of view, and also mitt romney's point of view of hitting them on the currency front, that's where it plays, because those folks in those states know job loss
because of china. >> one thing we need to know about our money? >> the one thing you need to know is housing. you haven't missed your chance to refinance and get really low mortgage rates. 9 federal reserve's qe-3 the stimulus should mean mortgage rates stay very, very low. while we're talking about china and the big picture, the micro for you right now folks, interest rates, thanks to the fed, should stay very, very low. >> i don't want to make light of the china/u.s. trade discussion and issues right now but there is an issue where china and the u.s. are on the same page. >> they're crystal clear they're on the same page. >> pandas. >> it's true. >> take a look at this. it is a cup. the national zoo's giant panda mae zong gave birth to a cub sunday night. zoo staff report they can hear the cup but haven't seen it so far. it follows five pseudo pregnancies. she gave birth to her first cub in 2005 but he was sent back to china. we're going to listen and see if we hear anything here.
oh, that's the baby squawking. >> you are seeing this live this morning on cnn, the panda is getting up. >> well, she's moving around. we're hoping to get a glimpse of the baby. it is a baby boy. we know that. and at five weeks old, when the doctors apparently were able to tell that it is a baby boy. a 3.2 pound baby panda boy. >> it is undeniably cute. >> it is. >> well, we haven't seen it yet. although go to cnn.com and there is a little picture in there for you. >> 25 minutes after the hour. pretty serious news out there. the israeli prime minister boldly inserting himself into election politics right here in the u.s. coming up, benjamin netanyahu's direct appeal to american voters. and if you're leaving the house right now you can watch us any time on your desk top or mobile phone go to cnn.com/tv.
topless pictures of kate middleton hit the web for the full world to see. welcome back to "starting point." thanks for being with us, i'm zoraida sambolin. >> and i'm john berman. about 29 minutes after the hour. right now, rage in the middle east over that anti-muslim film produced in the u.s. that range is only spreading. now the leader of hezbollah, which the u.s. has classified as a terrorist organization, is encouraging more protests at u.s. embassies today. >> translator: i believe that these offenses in the film are so great and dangerous, i can also claim that they are unprecedented as introduced by this film. even if we are to compare this film to a book written by salman rushdie or those offensive cartoons that were published in europe or to the burning korans in the united states, this film poses a bigger and more dangerous matter. >> i want to welcome now the executive director of the american islamic congress, a nonprofit group dedicated to promoting tolerance. i have to tell you, i have been in lebanon when mr. nasrallah
has told people to rise up, and they do what he says. how nervous is the u.s. right now about hezbollah's entering this discussion about the film? >> well, everyone is trying to position themselves among the rest of the muslim nation, especially the considered minority group, in the area. at the same time, they have not been on the news lately as much as the other, like the muslim brotherhood and the other groups who are -- took power after the arab spring. so there is some concern that we will raise. it's not as big as the concern of other groups in the region. >> the u.s. obviously trying to respond to this as best they can. it's happening all over the region, spreading now to pakistan. and afghanistan. listen to what u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice
said to fox news about how the u.s. is looking at the situation right now. >> we have seen in the past outrage and, and, and unfortunately violent outrage, which is condemn the bull, and never justify. it may, indeed, occur in other circumstances. there's no predicting exactly what the trajectory of this. obviously the last couple of days have been somewhat better. but, we're very vigilant. >> so she says there is no predicting the course this will take. doesn't the u.s. have to try to get out in front of it somehow? is there any way to do that? >> i think we should be more -- we should be more direct about the situation. i think we positioned ourself very weak in the past few days, especially in terms of apologizing about the film. i think the film is not any way, shape or form, it's been supported by the american government or the american
public. it's an act of individual that led to what's going on. under our constitution, and the freedom of the press, and freedom of speech and religion, we cannot stop these incidents from happening. and i think we should -- we should be clear about that, and we should deliver the message to strongly note, not apologizing but explaining our position as american government and american nation, as well. >> do you think it is just the film at this point that has launched these demonstrations? or is there something else at play that's bringing these people out into the streets? >> it's a bigger -- it's a bigger picture than the film only. i think there are a lot of other political goals behind the -- behind the riots going on. i don't think the film -- the film was just an excuse to these kind of riots in the street. i think the political goals that
they -- these radical groups have, and is steering the riots in these countries, are much bigger than just bad quality film that's been put on youtube. this is similar situation that we had a few years ago with the danish cartoon. >> the chairman of the council on foreign relations steven haass had a quote over the weekend which i found instructive. he said the u.s. interests in the region, in the middle east, greatly outweigh our ability to intervene or influence them. so how do you influence a situation there, when obviously we do care so much about what goes on? >> of course. we do care. i think we have better position than just apologizing. we are supporting many of these nations, with our tax money. i think we should put the pressure on these governments, to say -- to make our embassies and our personnel safe and
secure. at the same time, i think we are -- we should have a better strategy in dealing with the situation. directly not with the people directly, but with their own governments over there. as we should put more pressure on these kind of things, because this is the only language that they do understand over there, is the pressure that comes from the government, and that this is the same picture that they project on us, thinking that, you know, the government here can stop a film from being spread on youtube or on the net or elsewhere. >> the director of the american islamic congress. thank you very much. i should say the obama administration strenuously disagrees but they're apologizing for the video but that is another discussion for another time. >> it is 35 minutes past the hour. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu urging the obama administration to take a tougher stance against iran. and keep them from going nuclear before it's too late. >> it's important to place a red
line before iran, and i think that actually reduces the chance of the military conflict. because if they know there's a point stage in the enrichment or other nuclear activities that they cannot cross because they'll face consequences i think they'll actually not cross it. >> netanyahu also telling cnn's "state of the union" that iran in the next six months could have 90% of what it needs to produce an atomic bomb. tehran claims it is enriching uranium for peaceful purposes. warren buffett has completed treatments for stage one prostate cancer. the billionaire investor told a group of newspaper executives it's a great day for me. the 82-year-old buffett endured his 44th and final day of radiation on friday. he said he is relieved it's finally over. he expects to be feeling the negative effects of the treatments for a couple weeks or so but then back up to full speed. bad weather has postponed the space shuttle "endeavour's" final flight. "endeavour" was supposed to take off from the kennedy space center in florida, flying
piggyback on a 747 first to houston and then to its new home, the california science center in los angeles. the flight is now scheduled for sunrise tomorrow. >> what you're all missing is the dramatic re-enactment of the flight, zoraida sambolin. act like a 747. >> i would love to be on board as that's flying. >> some day that will happen. we want to get a check of today's weather. rob marciano has a look. >> why don't they just let media come on board? at least one. >> it would be a great idea. i volunteer in case anybody's listening. >> duly noted. we'll get back to you on that. because i have all the power in regards to that. good morning, guys. you certainly don't want any turbulence when you're flying a space shuttle on top of a 747 so that's why they're delaying that flight. a little bit of a mess across parts of the south. by the way, the string of gorgeous stuff that you've had across the east coast, that's come to an end. at least for a couple of days. so if you're a craps player, you've had a good role, 7s come and pick up your chips and head
to another table. we are looking at some rainfall. some of which could be heavy at times starting to come from the gulf of mexico. beaumont, texas over towards baton rouge, stretching up towards memphis. little rock, we've had some beneficial rains. although a little bit too much of a good thing for some spots. flood watches have been posted for much of the tennessee valley. two to in some cases five inches of rainfall over the next 48 hours. there's all that tropical moisture coming into georgia. it does stretch into the northeast. first the appalachians and the ohio river valley and eventually toward the i-95 corridor. a slight chance of seeing some severe weather. that will expand tomorrow as the cooler air begins to drive in. 78 degrees in new york. 80 degrees in d.c. enjoy today, tomorrow looks to be stormy and cooler. >> all right, rob marciano. thanks for the warning at least. >> all right, guys. >> 38 minutes past the hour. red faces at buckingham palace this morning. why? it's those topless pictures of kate middleton. the royal family planning to
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welcome back to "starting point." it's 42 minutes after the hour. i'm john berman. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. the duke and duchess of cambridge are in the solomon islands this morning. it is part of their year-long celebration of the queen's diamond jubilee. while over 9,000 miles away in paris, attorneys for the royals are about to file a criminal complaint against a photographer who snapped topless photos of the duchess while she was vacationing in a private home in the south of france. we're told not everyone in the
royal family approved of taking the case to court but prince william and catherine are said to be so livid they felt they needed to take a stand. matt foster is travelling with the duke and duchess. poor guy. he joins us live in the solomon islands. so, are they filing? >> they are filing. i did speak to them just a few hours ago, zoraida and it's clear this is weighing very heavily on them. it happened at a very unfortunate time. right in the middle of the tour. so it's all smiles for the camera. but she's upset. she feels humiliated. and he actually feels very angry. he's speaking of diana in relation to this. he went through a tough upbringing because of the pressure his mother was under from the paparazzi. he's seeing it happen again to his wife and he's making sure that is not going to continue because it's completely unacceptable. he has a torrid relationship with the press and the media. he does work with us.
but there's a clear line. when it comes to these paparazzi shots the media crossed that line. it's unacceptable. it was a private holiday, they're very intimate pictures and they had a right to privacy and he's making an example of this french magazine saying this is completely unacceptable and using everything within his legal power to get some sort of redress. >> and so some at buckingham palace feel that he should not be taking legal action? is that right? >> i haven't heard that. i have to say. this is all really at st. james's palace and clarence house. there seems to be thoughts from the royal family, they were all shocked by these images. recently we had the prince harry pictures, as well. seen as a slightly more debatable subject and this not being that. but they are going to this french court today and they want to potentially the editor of the magazine to face jail time as a result of this. they're doing what they can to
use all their legal power at their means. they want to make sure they can't produce any more pictures. they do have some more pictures, the french magazine. although there's an italian magazine today which is publishing a 26-page spread. but the reality is there's unlikely to be a successful prosecution in that country so they're looking to the french one to make an example of that. >> criminal charges. that's pretty serious. max foster live from the solomon islands. thank you for that. >> 45 minutes after the hour. more news from overseas. violent protests in afghanistan against the united states. the latest hot spot, kabul, hundreds of people rallying against that very low-budget film that mocks the muslim prophet muhammad. an afghan police official said at least 15 officers were injured. police were also forced to beat back a mob in karachi in pakistan. one person was killed there. president obama is lodging an unfair trade complaint against china with the world trade organization. the white house is claiming beijing is trampling on trade
laws by imposing more than $3 billion in duties on u.s. auto exports, creating an unfair advantage for china's automakers and parts manufacturers. the president will make that announcement today while he's campaigning in the state of ohio. this is no coincidence that is a state that relies heavily on the auto parts industry to create jobs. mitt romney is in los angeles this morning looking to drum up support among latino voters. he'll pledge to reform the nation's broken immigration system when he addresses the hispanic chamber of congress today. but there are no details about how he would do it. and the excerpts of the speech that have been made public to the media. romney will also say over 2 million more hispanics are living in poverty today than the day president obama took office. >> it is the one-year anniversary of the occupy movement and protests are planned today in lower manhattan. expected to begin in about two hours. we have some live pictures right now of new york, obviously very, very quiet right now. but protesters are planning rallies in more than 30 cities around the world, including a march today on the new york
stock exchange. soledad o'brien joins us now with a look at what is ahead on "starting point." >> nice to be back. ahead on "starting point" this morning, going to continue to follow those developing stories overseas. the violent protests we were talking about in pakistan, in afghanistan that have broken out overnight following a deadly weekend for u.s. troops in that country. is there a plan to stop the unrest? we'll bring a live report from kabul this morning. also weiss talk with jen psaki with the obama campaign traveling press secretary and peter king, as well, congressman from new york. they're our guests ahead this morning. and scouts is supposed to be a safe place for young boys to learn and grow. a new report says the boy scouts covered up and protected child molesters for more than decades. we're talking with one of the reporters who broke that story. and the royal family you guys were just chatting about kate and will all upset about what's happening with those naked photos. we're going to find out what does happen in court today, because as we just heard they will be pressing charges against
the french newspaper. and don't forget you can watch cnn live on your computer or your mobile phone when you're at work. go to cnn.com/tv. we'll see you right at the top of the hour. on "starting point." >> i should tell you, the occupy protest expected to begin in about 15 minutes. i said 2 hours before. 15 minutes very soon although as we just showed you the live pictures down there a quiet start. >> not many folks there yet. >> all right, usually a tentative deal is enough to end a worker walkout. but, not in chicago where this morning the teachers are still on strike. this is big news. what gives? a live report coming up. we are all reflections of
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>> i'm john berman. so glad you're with us. no deal, at least not yet in the chicago teachers strike. the walkout enters a second week this morning with striking public school teachers saying we need more time to review a tentative contract agreement that was reached this weekend. meantime chicago's mayor saying he's going to court to try and get teachers back on the job. cnn's kyung lah is live in chicago this morning. i have to say, going into this weekend we thought this was all tied up. we thought they had a deal. >> yeah, tied up with a fancy bow on it. that's what everybody thought. what happened was, when that contract was presented to the union delegation last night, it was a contentious meeting. i could actually hear applause and at times you could hear that they were very unhappy. they want more time. two days to go and talk to their membership, work it out, see what they think, and then vote again tomorrow night. what does that mean for the city of chicago? those 350,000 students, well there is no school today and tomorrow. it is a scramble for families. this is one of the dropout sites
where some parents drop off kids for a full six hours, just like school. but for the vast majority of families, it is really a scramble. and it's stretching now into the second week. so certainly parents are starting to lose their patience. schools and children are losing time in the classroom. on the news of this, the school board was very angry, fired back, came out swinging. here's what the president said. >> there is no reason why our kids cannot be in school while the union reviews the agreement. just as we have said, this is a strike of choice, it has now become a delay of choice. >> i don't like being on strike. nobody in my school likes being on strike. but we understand the reason. and i guess it's not -- not a very easy process. my membership really wants to go back to work. but i understand that the, you know, that when you have a big
union, it's a -- it's a lot of people. so we're taking care of not just our school but everybody's school. so, it -- it is what it has to be. >> so one of the big concerns for the union delegates last night as we were talking to them is teacher evaluations. john, they want to go over it before they sign on the dotted line. >> kyung lah, live in chicago watching this story. thanks very much. you know, in their last contract apparently there was a clause in there that had to do with money that they did not read very carefully and they ended up losing some money. they said this time we're going to go over it with a fine tooth comb. apparently takes two days. today's best advice, former nfl star wade davis has that for us coming up. (push button tone) this is stacy from springfield. oh whoa. hello? yes. i didn't realize i'd be talking to an actual person. you don't need to press "0," i'm here. reach a person, not a prompt whenever you call chase sapphire.
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o0 get two times the points on dining in restaurants with chase sapphire preferred. 57 minutes past the hour. we wrap it up as always with best advice. >> here's christine. >> thank you. today's best advice comes from former nfl player wade davis. we asked him about the best advice he's ever received and this is what he told us. >> hi, my name is wade davis, and the best advice i've ever gotten is to allow our youth and students to define success for themselves. don't try to make them choose but give them the options to choose and hope that you've given them the tools and the vision to choose what's best for them. thank you so much. >> i love that he says thank you when we asked him for his best advice. very polite young man. but brave advice from a brave guy.
>> and very committed to the youth. i was glad to see after his career is over that's where he decides to serve his time. >> every day we give you this advice at the hour so you can take it with you to work if you want. until tomorrow. >> that is "starting point" for this morning. i'm john berman. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. "starting point" starts right now. they changed the music while i was gone. welcome everybody, you're watching "starting point." there is chaos overseas to talk about this morning. overnight there was violence raging in pakistan, in iraq and outside the u.s. embassy in afghanistan. hundreds of protesters filled the streets after a deadly weekend for u.s. troops, including american soldiers killed by insurgents dressed as american military. a sex abuse scandal rocking the boy scouts. startling new reports claims they failed to report hundreds of child sex abuse or covered up for them over more than 20 years. and there's a tentative deal but no class for hundreds of thousands of students.